Although the weather forecast was not that promising the opening day was bright though the wind had a sharp edge to it.
The Opening Ceremony in pictures.
There were four fish caught and reported today, Davy Leith repeated his feat of six years ago and had the first fish from the river from Kinermony assisted by Jock Royan.
At Rothes there proved to be a family affair first Mr Ross Lasseter landed his first ever salmon, his father Bill then took over and landed an 11lb fish which proved to be the heaviest fish of the day.
Spey regular Alex Robertson had the fourth in the afternoon from Hollen Bush Delfur.
Prize giving in pictures.